Best Practices for Treating Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

Up to 90% of head and neck cancer survivors develop lymphedema. Speech-language pathologist Joy Hesse explains how to recognize and treat this disabling condition.

  • Treatment for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) should be proactive.
  • Practitioners must learn to recognize both internal and external swelling.
  • To prevent fibrosis, plan for early manual therapy and ongoing Flexitouch┬« therapy.